Category Archives: Prohibition

Wine Without Borders (A Bit of Prohibition Still Lingers) – James Melendez / James the Wine Guy

While Prohibition ended 80 years ago it still lives in on many ways.  Post-prohibition does allow for distribution of beer, wine and spirits, however, ABC (alcohol beverage control) laws have been overly controlling and are a direct result of the repeal. … Continue reading

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Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent – 9.3 – James Melendez

Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent **** Last Call is the basis of Ken Burns’s 3-part series on US prohibition of alcohol.  A well researched documentation of one of the strangest and long lasting … Continue reading

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What Would Have Happened if Prohibition Never Existed? – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

History is a precarious topic, at least, with respect to what it means for us now.   Not to tackle the unknowns of the entire history of everything—I do have one question for wine—where would we be today if prohibition never … Continue reading

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